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January 5, 2019 9:59 PM Vancouver’s first two licensed marijuana retailers open for business

Both companies had to jump through extensive regulatory hoops, even as illegal retailers continue to operate across in the city. British Columbia has lagged behind other provinces in issuing non-medical cannabis retail licences, which must first be approved by the province, then referred to local governments or Indigenous communities for approval 11

January 4, 2019 9:30 PM Insurer says ‘obviously inappropriate’ ASIMIL8 plate shouldn’t have been issued

WINNIPEG—Documents from a legal challenge by a Star Trek fan who had his personalized ASIMIL8 licence plate revoked show a Manitoba Public Insurance senior executive was shocked the plate was ever issued at a time when reconciliation with Indigenous people was coming to the forefront. The email from vice-president Keith Ward to registrar of motor vehicles 13

December 4, 2018 4:28 PM First Nations voters flipped 22 ridings in 2015 and ready to do it again

He talked about putting his organization’s “Closing the Gap” document in front of each party during the last federal election. It outlined priorities on everything from the environment to Indigenous languages and he said it sent the message that they had better be part of a party’s platform if it wanted power. Bellegarde says he wants to see a few key pieces 22

November 13, 2018 9:07 PM BP deep water well off Nova Scotia lacks commercial quantities of oil: partner

It is BP’s only well currently being drilled in the deep waters of the Scotian Shelf, an area about 330 kilometres from Halifax where the company holds multiple licences in waters over two kilometres deep. Environmental, fishing and Indigenous groups have repeatedly criticized the various drilling programs as lacking sufficient response systems for potential 20

November 9, 2018 2:26 PM Keystone XL pipeline project blocked by judge in Montana

The Indigenous Environmental Network, River Alliance and Northern Plains Resource Council filed a pair of lawsuits against the U.S. in March 2017 shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump gave his approval for the project to cross the U.S.-Canada border. TransCanada joined the litigation to defend the permit approval. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris 26

November 9, 2018 6:30 AM U.S. judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

Indigenous and environmental groups had sued TransCanada and the U.S. Department of State after Nebraska authorities approved an alternative route to the one TransCanada had proposed through the state. The groups argued the U.S. State Department violated several acts in issuing a presidential permit for the pipeline without a proper environmental assessment 23

October 30, 2018 8:00 AM Book about campus rape and an Indigenous memoir win $25,000 Governor General’s Literary Award

About the English-language non-fiction winner Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age (Douglas & McIntyre), the panel said the book “dares to immerse readers in provocative contemporary issues including gender fluidity, familial violence and transcultural hybridity. A fast-moving, intimate memoir of dreams and nightmares — lyrical and gritty, raw and vulnerable 35

October 20, 2018 4:06 AM NHL trailblazer Jordin Tootoo retires at 35

The 35-year-old Tootoo finished with 65 goals, 96 assists and 1,010 penalty minutes over 723 NHL regular-season games and three goals, seven assists and 65 penalty minutes over 42 post-season games. The forward from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut announced his retirement in Brandon, Man., where he became a star with the Western Hockey League’s Wheat Kings 29

October 18, 2018 12:57 AM Manitoba NDP calls for inquest into Indigenous man’s death on a bus

WINNIPEG—The leader of Manitoba’s Opposition has called for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died during a 10-hour bus trip for a medical appointment. Abraham Donkey of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was travelling from Thompson to Winnipeg for a followup appointment after a recent heart surgery. “In a circumstance like this where he was on a bus — alone 28

October 16, 2018 2:14 PM Northern Manitoba heart patient dies on bus ride to medical checkup after being denied flight, report says

THOMPSON, MAN.—A Winnipeg media outlet says it’s learned that a northern Manitoba heart patient died during a 10-hour Greyhound bus trip to see a Winnipeg doctor after being denied a flight to get to the checkup. CTV News says Abraham Donkey, a 58-year-old resident of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, died Oct. 3 along Highway 6 after getting on the bus in Thompson 29